Many people think they need to rely on willpower to lose weight. But really, we all just need to know the how to’s of intuitive eating for weight loss
WILLPOWER is defined as the ability to control yourself: a strong determination that allows you to do something difficult.
But most people say that the lack of willpower is the reason why they struggle to lose weight.
As I always say, you have a bag with coins of willpower and when you take them all out of the bag, there’s none left.
That’s why I believe there are other things that you can do to overcome willpower issue.
This is where planning and mindset come to play.
Instead of focusing on the struggles, you start planning for your life.
Start with getting clear on your goal and develop
S – specific
M – measurable
A – adapted
R – right for you
T – timeously
Let’s put that into context, instead of saying “I want to lose weight” with SMART goals, you’d say “I want to lose 15 lbs”. (Specific & Measurable) by the 25th of April (timeously) through Andrea’s meal planning (adapted & right for you).
Always focus on the BIGGER WHY? Saying I want to lose weight so I’m healthier is not really sexy and exciting.
But if you tell me that you want to lose weight because you want to play with your daughter or your grandchild, and you want to run with her. Now, this is more interesting and gives you a stronger drive to succeed.
Once you have established your goal, it is important to plan.
Think of it in advance, if you say by April, you have to think of the things you needed to get there.
What are you going to do in February or in March?
How can you cut down the sugar you eat (or whatever else you want to cut down)? Make it in smaller steps so it’s actually achievable.
It’s like, how do you eat an elephant?
Bite by bite, right?
You start with one bite.
By the way, it’s not really good to eat an elephant but you get what I’m saying right? 😊
So today ask yourself what can you start with?
Maybe you can just increase your water intake or add a little more vegetables to your meals every day?
If you have eaten your whole life at McDonald’s, never done any exercise and you suddenly want to go for a completely healthy vegetarian lifestyle with 3 hours of exercise a day, quite honestly, you are going to FAIL because it’s too much.
Rather start small.
Aim for 1% improvement.
If you do 1% improvement after 72 days, you are going to get to 100%!
Address different areas
Lastly, look at the different areas and how to plan healthy habits within each.
That’s why I have prepared the healthy planner for you.
This is not your ordinary meal planner, here’s why:
- It will help you to get clear on your goals
- You can prepare a weekly meal plan
- Get a handy shopping list
- Track different habits
- Plan for the different habits
- Nutrition (balanced, clean, nutritious, anti-inflammatory, and personalized)
- Lifestyle (sleep, water, and movement)
- Stress Management
I’d like to emphasize the last one.
If you are a super stressed person and stress eating is very real, remember a lot of people are doing that.
Planning stress management techniques can be very powerful and I can certainly guide you with this. I can also talk to you more about intuitive eating for weight loss or anything that you may need to discuss your health
If you have read until this point, I’m sure you are interested to know more about my Masterclass where I teach how to better plan and get my health planner.
Here’s the link for the video: Masterclass: Planning and Mindset to Eliminate Cravings
I am 200% sure that you will gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of planning and eliminating cravings.
Combine this with my health planner
And you are good to go and overcome your cravings without willpower.
I am here to cheer you on!
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